Ursprache


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Ur·spra·che

 (o͞or′shprä′KHə)
[German : ur-, original (from Middle High German, out of, from Old High German; see ud- in Indo-European roots) + Sprache, language, speech (from Middle High German sprāche, from Old High German sprāhha).]
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Ursprache

(ˈuːrʃpraːxə)
n
(Linguistics) any hypothetical extinct and unrecorded language reconstructed from groups of related recorded languages. For example, Germanic is an Ursprache reconstructed by comparison of English, Dutch, German, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic; Indo-European is an Ursprache reconstructed by comparison of the Germanic group, Latin, Sanskrit, etc
[from ur- primeval, original + Sprache language]
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Sin animo de agotar la cuestion, la critica de Heidegger se encuadra en la problematica general que conecta los medios de comunicacion de masas con la tecnica y el avance de tecnicas deshumanizadoras capaces de erosionar el contacto de cada individuo con su comunidad original (Gemeinschaft) mediante el uso de un lenguaje originario (Ursprache).
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noch Walde, Pokorny 1930 : 160 ff.; Mann 1984-1987 : 253) handeln, das in der obugrischen Ursprache in der Lautform *as- oder *as- einheimisch wurde und in Analogie zum eine ahnliche Lautform und Bedeutung aufweisenden *wal- ~*wol- ein prothetisches w bekommen konnte, das vom Ostjakischen bewahrt wurde.
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